The Patient Will See You Now

  • by Eric Topol, MD
  • Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
  • 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, examines what he calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment". Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology is poised to democratize medicine. In this new era, patients will control their data and be emancipated from a paternalistic medical regime in which "the doctor knows best."
Mobile phones, apps, and attachments will literally put the lab and the ICU in our pockets. Computers will replace physicians for many diagnostic tasks, and enormous data sets will give us new means to attack conditions that have long been incurable. In spite of these benefits, the path forward will be complicated; some in the medical establishment will resist these changes, and digitized medicine will raise serious issues surrounding privacy. Nevertheless, the result - better, cheaper, and more humane health care for all - will be worth it.

More

What the Critics Say

"Dr. Eric Topol is a pioneer of the medicine of the future and the future is now! Read this book and empower yourself for total well-being." ---Deepak Chopra

More

See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I began as a sceptic but now I'm convinced

As a medical school hopeful I regard this as one of the most inspiring books I've ever read/listened to. I began as a sceptic but am now convinced that democratized medicine is inevitable and worthwhile.
Read full review

- Trent

the future is here

Terrific overview of how technology available today, coupled with a mindset shift in clinician thinking, can go a long way towards improving health care for all.
Read full review

- Andy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio